20 Adult or Youth Martial-Arts Classes for One or Two at United Studios of Self Defense(Up to 86% Off)

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Adults and kids alike can gain practical self-defense skills in classes that develop focus, discipline, and self-confidence

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. New customers only. Must sign waiver. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Each class option expires 4 months from date of activation. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Four Options

  • $29 for 20 children’s martial-arts classes ($200 value)
  • $39 for 20 adult martial-arts self-defense classes ($240 value)
  • $49 for 20 children’s martial-arts classes for two ($300 value)
  • $69 for 20 adult martial-arts self-defense classes ($360 value)

Each option includes 5 private lessons and 15 group classes as well as a uniform and belt for each person.

Gi: The Duds of Discipline

People often joke that the robes worn by martial-arts practitioners resemble pajamas, but that may not be such a far cry. Read on to learn more about this ancient garb.

Though its proper name might not spring to mind, the customary outfit of a dojo sensei, commonly known as a gi, is eminently recognizable: a jacket called an uwagi tied by a belt (or obi) over a pair of short pants (shitakabi), the whole ensemble draped loosely to allow for swift and acrobatic movements. The particular materials used to make the gi follow the needs of specific martial-arts styles. A karate master who relies on quick strikes and powerful blows, for example, will likely don a lighter gi, whereas a judo fighter might enlist heavier, more durable fabric to endure the endless grapples and throws. In Japan, the catchall term for the customary robe isn’t gi but rather keikogi—keiko translates to ““practice.”” The name might also take on a prefix according to its intended discipline: judogi, karategi, aikidogi, and so forth.

Despite being a symbol of martial-arts culture for centuries, the gi’s origin remains unclear. Some speculate that the airy uniform was simply designed to accommodate the lifestyle of the Okinawan farmers and fishermen who invented it. Others contend that, in light of a 13th-century imperial ban on the possession of weapons, warriors trained at night to avoid detection. In a pinch, the robes could pass for sleepwear, concealing their transgression.

Customer Reviews

Instructor is good
Venkat · November 29, 2015
Haven't had encounters with the others, but Patrick- is awesome!!! Pleasant, flexible and will work with your schedule - and kid friendly My 11 yr old likes his style!!! I'm looking forward to more sessions with him
Deborrah G. · October 19, 2015
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    2675 Middlefield Road

    Palo Alto, CA 94306

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    12201 South Saratoga Sunnyvale Road

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    Saratoga, CA 95070

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